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in a displaced persons camp in germany soon after the end of world war ii. her family came to canada as refugees four years later. besides the distinguished legal credentials she has a degree from the royal conservatory of music in piano. justice abella. [applause] >> next the honorable dorit. she was president of the supreme court of israel. she served in the capacity for six years, the first woman in that position. she was recognized among many other things for her focus on protecting civil rights and human rights, women, and socially vulnerable immigrant workers and emphasized the importance of judicial review of activities of the executive branch of israel's government. her service as president of the supreme court followed 10 years as justice of that court. prior to this she served as a district attorney, director and deputy in the state attorney's office and as the state attorney of israel. the first woman in that position. she was born in tel aviv. justice dorit benish. [applause] >> and third, someone we know very well, the honorable ruth bader ginsberg, associate justice of the united s
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